So a couple preliminary results. ALL PERSONAL OPINIONS PLEASE DONT TAKE THIS FOR PERFECT! Tested the LCD 2C, Sennheiser HD 700, Beyerdynamic T1, Denon AH-D7200 and the Philips Fidelio X1. Source was all FLAC material and a Colorfly C4 mobile player, Aune S16 solid state and an Aune T1 Tube dac/amp. Been testing so far with two musicians ( one drummer and one guitarist) and myself. Music selection has been a very broad spectrum from Soilwork to Kishi Bashi. Just a quick sum up so far for each headphone( in comparison! Some negative stuff I mention doesn't matter as much if you hear them by themselves but in comparison it becomes obvious. Going to do a long comparison when I got more time). T1: bright and biggest soundstage. Greatest detail and very natural. Too bright for some and not good for badly recorded music. Love them for acoustic and well recorded stuff. LCD 2c: best Bass and most mellow sound. Mids different but on par with the T1. Smaller soundstage. Can sound a little dull for some music because of the treble but that's rare. Good for all music but best for something where a punch is welcome. Deafheaven for example sounds amazing with them. HD700: like a downgraded more sibilant T1. Very similar signature. Very natural for most I've listened. A good value for it's current price. Denon: By itself a fun headphone. In comparison to the LCD... A very very downgraded version with abysmal soundstage and lots ( almost too much base). Just my personal taste and I enjoy them but the LCD is except for not being closed ( If that's what you're after) a better version of them in all aspects. Fidelio: Open sounding but still lots of bass and smoothness. Not as much detail and separation as the others. That's my personal opinion SO FAR. More to come. Please keep in mind I enjoy all of these headphones and they are all awesome but as I said I will directly compare them so I had to be honest and criticize. Thanks for reading! Going to borrow this ranking system: Tonality (bright to dark) – HD700 > T1 > Fidelio > Denon > LCD2C Bass Quantity – Denon > LCD2C > Fidelio > T1 > HD700 Bass Quality – T1 = LCD2C > HD700 > Fidelio > Denon Midrange – T1 >= LCD2C > HD700 > Denon = Fidelio Treble Quantity – HD700 > T1 > Fidelio > LCD2C = Denon Treble Quality – T1 > LCD2C > HD700 > Denon > Fidelio Clarity – T1 > LCD2C > HD700 > Denon > Fidelio Soundstage – T1 > HD700 > LCD2C >= Fidelio > Denon Imaging – T1 = LCD2 = HD700 > Denon = Fidelio Bang for buck – Fidelio ( if youre on a tight budget) > HD700 (if you can get them for 400) > T1 = LCD2C (depends on taste of dark/bright) > Denon (if you need closed) Overall – T1 = LCD2C > HD700 > Denon = Fidelio Btw if you want to experience true magic listen to you want it darker with the LCD 2C. Goosebumps guaranteed!